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Winn- !Vo "Him (/'outil Cnll fit Ml . Snff .
(Front Un- Atlanta Constitution.)
Heading iu .your journal an ai l?ele
head id "A Bushranger Interne iwcd,"
Bays a w ri tor in Chambers', recalls lo my
memory a strange incident which oc
curred Homo years ugo to my own broth
er, when on his way from S\?Ino\: 11> (In
gold Holds, and for tho aeon' any ol
which I cnn vouch.
At tho timo of hit! arrival in Ansi nd in
the country was in u stab- of panic; n
reign of tenor existed, eau .?i d by tl?
daring outrages committed < n porte on
tho journey to und from tile diggtngn,
ltobbery with violence, ?. col' nhul
down, mid largo ?.signii teni? of gold
carried off, were oi daily occurrence.
Tho bush WWI inti ..led hy n : .-.wy ol' des
|>orato bushrangers. \\iu.-.e lender, undi r
the cognomen of '?Jack," s x nictl to bear
a charmed life. D'or yours ii . liad 'Milled
all the efforts nmdo lo capturo bim,
though thu military hf.d scoured tho
bush. No sooner wu A ur outrage perpo
trat?d than nil trace of ?io perpetrator
was lohl, as if thu groiui ?1 bad swallowed
them. Ho bad n perfect knowledge of
the most secret movements ol tho par
ties he nttaoked. Ile? vined ubbpdtous,
outrages occurring in undi rupul suc
cession and so far apiv !. Such nu air of
mystery hung aboul !,dm Hint II super
stitious feeling mingo ul with Hie n orial
terror hu inspired. J ie was represented
l?y .some persons who had seen him us n
line, powi.rfiil-lookiri ..man, with I otlling
forbidding in bis np] earance.
Kvcn the mad tlnr st for gold could not
induce the bravest p emin to undertake
the journey alone. Tho gold- i >kor
tnvvelcd in large cai alende i, wi nrnu d,
and detenu i ned to Ugh) [or their lives
and property; one- ol these p
brother joined. .Ile wns II haudsomu
young fellow, nl\ tu ii and love ol udven
ture, and ho BOOJ t beounio n genoml
favorite The "tra eh" for lhere wcro
no roads at that tim c-ran for the great
er distance through Ibo brush, some
parts oi win eh wno so denso ns scareoly
to admit daylight. 1 iver, m ti .AH weil
armed, My inutile. ? lind brought with
him a lirst class revolver, piuvhi cd in
liondon. This ho Ii cpt with other vain
ablcs carefully hid.. . ni i n his ? i r? on, his
other belongings 1> . ng slowed away in
ono of tho wfl.gons. Winn tiny
bivouacked for tho night, caro wm taken
that it was nu open ?pnce, where good
lookout could bo kept, to make Mir?
against a sm? dcu snrprisc. Tho wagons
were plaoe/.l in tho middle, sen tries
posted, anr't scout-, placed so ti at tho
Hight of II. bird or the full of a loaf could
not puss uunoticod. All were on thc
cpd vive. For some days all went well,
nothing T inusual or alarm ng occurring.
They wo- :v then wei! into the bm I, and
consccnu uitly, if possible, more vigilant,
boliovin g that oven n mouse could not
i trude itself among them.
Ono ? norning it was found that during
the nig ht they hud been, spit? ol' nil their
vigilan co, mysteriously and unaccounta
bly joi ned by n stranger, who stood in
their I iiidst as il one of ihoillHclvc . iNo
onece idd imagino how or win ucoh icnmo,
and IV der astonish nu nt pro viii led. Ho was
a lim , portly man, from thirty di ve to
forty years ot ago, with an open, pro?
possessing countenance and good ad
dress -ono who, under other circiun
static s, would have been un acquisition
to tie ; party. Not in tho h list tnkcii
abaci ; or abashed hy thc sennt wclcom?
boro '.solved or the undisguised surpris*
bisip* fo?onco croat cd, ho came forward
liOkUy and told a most plausible - tory to
tho 01 feet that he was a stranger making
his way to tho gold Holds; that, notwith
standing tho stories he lind heard in
Sydney of "Jack" and his comrades, lu
bud ventured so far a!"iie, but a ho got
further into the hu li I. los! heart sud
determined to joiii Ibo firsi purlj ho rn? t.
lt hsiked sfmngo that he had no lug
giuro of any kind, not oyen provisions ol
anything to iiuliimlo that ho was bound
for u (pugjourney. Ho uiodo no attempt
to account for nis mysterious npticar
nnce, ?ntered into tlio nrrangumcnts ol
ibo cavalcado, and made himself quite at
home. Everyman among thom, witl
the exception of my brotlier, believer
that no ono but ''Jack" himself couh
have takon them by sfirpriso, tiie gepor
al lieliof Is ing (hut it could only bo fron
personal oxporfonc? Hie t??Tinli bush
ranger derivi'd the perfect knowledge i?<
display? d win n innking his raids.
Tim party agrcotl'tliat tho wist ' conn i
>vould bo to await the progress of ovents
watch his every movoment, and lot hin
seo ti?at they weir prepared lo u< ?I thoii
liv?-* dearly^ if ?bisen t.? de so.
Tho stranger seemed to have an un
limited supply of tnbhoy, and t<> h. gi n
mous about it, paying his way im ly
H o too* 1? onfco Co my brother; mid th?
liking wan mutual; in diggers' parlance
tiley liecamc imites, chummed, waiko?
and smoke?I together. My brother hmm
bim a well-informi il, agreeable compon
iou, a viuit improvement on their rotlgl
jissoeiutcs; and lio seemed thoroughly U
n cn :oy tho society of tim jovial y?>uiif
Irish gentleman. A sincero frieudshil
aprimgi'" hetwo?n them, notwithstand
lng tho ???n^rity in years.
Tho other h.embers of tho party be
carno very aiix/f'?". fearing the mai
would toko advantage of my broth,ir
unsurfiiicioufl, firustiug ii dnr.' to pbtoil
information that would he ajMUtil to hm
-when forming his plans for tho attacl
whioh wo? hourly oxpoctod ii? hw
Iobkod upon - os immmw..- Nor wm
th.-ir h ara allard will U, rtftCl .' [Htlo, h
woiihl loave ino biSatofl ti lek on? mu
into tho hush, remaining.; .ay foYhOUW
and roturning at thc mont imoXpeCtCi
?o?mes and pla?'???,'jsiiowii g a tim.
kiu.wledgi'of Uio bush und all lUintricti
eic? and short cuts quit?' in? onsisteii
with tho .story he had told od jfeheng.
Ono tiling struck my brother a
nt milgo, but without ?xi ding m.y SUI
pieion yu hi? pait. When walking t?
gethcr no would suddenly shoal, ! i com
qidto excited, and say: "Oh, it m 8 hi il
.Ooh an outrage oceurmL" "lt BfOS 0
tho Hp?it ?,n which wo are '.lauding tin
tho escort was shot down and a lara
.consignment ot gold carried off, Tba
did light like douions." lie seemed t
Hie greatest pleasure in giving
m in ale details of tho diil'crcnt outrages
? they h:wl occurred, and always spoke
tua il ho had hcou an eye-witness). J Jut
a> thorough was my brother's belief in
Iii ii av friond that oven this did not
shah" his faith.
When within a fow days of tho jour
Hi \ '.' C??d, tho stranger suddenly and
unexpectedly declared his inton
II n of palting company. Hoofforeduo
iinntii ii a: to hi?reason fordoing so,
though nil through he had seemed anxi
ous to impreso it on them that ho in
t lided to go the entire way to tho dig
ings with them. NO questions were
After a gili.ral and hearty Icavc
l. king, which, however, did not inspire
much Cl ulldcUCC, as they wen-.- till within
rungo ot n possible attack. Ile asked my
brother to take lt last walk with him, and
I. .1 thc way into the bush further than
ho had over brought him before, und a
long distance from tho beaten track.
Tho llrst words tho btraiiger said were:
".Mate, don't you carry ii revolver?"
Thu answer was: "Ves, and a first
?ne, No! bitch us are gol out herc.
I brought it from homo."
"Show it to me," said tin- stranger, "I
love a real good weapon;" and without
thc slight* st hesitation my brother hand
ed him thc revolv?a", which he examined
carefully, and saw that tho chambers
wore loaded, ile; remarked that it was
tho "prettiest weapon" he hud handled
for a long time.
lie walked a few steps in advance,
and, turning round suddenly, he pre
sented tho revolver at my biol lu r s head,
calling out in a commanding tone:
"Stand!" his countenance so changed as
scarcely to bo recognized.
At last my brother felt that ho stood
lace to luce with the terrible bushranger,
bul did not lose, his prcsoiico of mind.
For ll moment then' was a profound
silence. Ih'St broken by thc stranger say
ing; "ls lhere anything on earth to pre
vent my blowing out your brains with
your ow n weapon, placed in nn hands
of your own freo will? The wild bush
lound us, I know its every twist and
turn. 'J he lunn is not living who could
truck my footsteps through its depths,
where I alono am lord und master.
Speak, man! What is there to prevent
With ii throbbing heart and a quick
ened pulse my brother answered: "Noth
ing hut your sense of honor."
Tho man's face brightened, and his
voie- resumed its friendly tone, and
handing back tho rovolvor, ho said: "We
.-.and now on an equal buding. You
hold my lifo in your hands, as X held
yours a moment ago. Yes, boy, and
your own fortuno too, but I trust you,
us you trusted mo. 1 would not hurt a
huir of your land, i ul 1 have spared
other for your sake. How, you will
never know ; bul they owe you a deep
dobt of gratitude You are a noblo
heartcd fellow; aud through tho rest of
my stormy lifo 1 will look b ick with
pleasure on the time we have passed to
gether. Hut mate, you are tho greatest
tool I ever met. 1 brought you here
to-day to give you a lesson which I hope
you will bear in mind. Von uro going
amongst tl rough, law less crew; never, as
long us you livo, trust any man as you
huvu trusted nie to-day. Where you ure
hound tor, your revolver will be your
only true frn nd; never let it out of your
own keeping to friond or foo. You ure
fur too trusting. Thora waa not a man
but yourself among those from whom I
have just parted who did not believe
from thc moment I joined them that 1
was Jack, tho bushranger. Well, mate,
I am liol going to tell you who or what
I am, or how or why 1 cunio among you;
but of this rest assured, that you have
no truer friend. You will never know
what 1 have done lor your sake. Now,
tanto, good bye ion vcr. We will never
meet again in this world, and it is best
for you it should bo so." Thon h ading
him ?lack to tho track by which he could
rejoin his party, he wrung my brother's
hand, turned and walked quickly into
the hush, leaving no doubt upon my
brother's mind that the friend ho had so
loved and trusted was indeed thc dreaded
They never did meet nguiu. My
brother cunio home to dio; and unless
my memory deceives mc, Jack was shot
dead in a skirmish with the military.
UIIVM ii Prcaage ul Wnr.
The good old Indies arc now beginning
lo toll us that war is un inevitable fact of
tho near future. How do you know?
Simply because all, Ci mostly all, of the
babies born this year arc boys. This is
un unfailing presage of war, us every
sonsiblo thinking mun ought to know.
lt is, of course, u very good thing that
wo .no advised of this fact in ampie timo
to tiiiii our sails. Everything will go
lin -that is, everything eatable and sale
able, and wo must begin to store away
and gurner up at once. Tho shoddy
clothing manufacturers, und tho iugoni
on i pomona who mako coffee out of pens
and hard tack out of pine block.- can
now go to work at getting ready supplies
for tho army. 1'crimps there may be a
general exodus to Canada w hen this male
surplus in tho baby linc becomes know n,
but wo have lost so ninny prominent
citizens to the unfortunate Dominion
that we arc grief liardoned. 1 hope that
tho hoy-baby sign doesn't pioap a civil
war; wo have had enough of that. Hut
when tho girl bubies outnumber thc
boys it will DO plainly understood that
another sort of war is surely foretold
the domestic war. This life is ono un
ending strife.-Clovclnnd Hun.
i*t>rrrrlly Kailillra.
A widow in a town ia the interior of
this State nuwlo her appearance at tho
ellice of tho gas company tho other day
and asked if it were truo that electric
' ; v ere to supersede eas in ul! tho
puhiic lunqui. When answered in thc
aiiirmntivo BIIC continued; "1 own gus
stock, und J want to know if this# movo
won't reduce dividends?" "Most'assur
edly not, ?uuhmi," replied tho Hecrotary.
"Hut there will bo much lesH gas con
sumed." "Exactly; but what has tho
quantity pf gus consumed to do with tho
gas hill?" Hlio went away without an
beling the query, but perfectly satw
llod.-Wall Ht root News.
"You area regular dude/' rudely ob
fiCfVOd a young man to an expensively
dre sod itrimgor In tho th??tre lobby, ibo
other night. "Wrong, my friend," replied
i he stranger, politely; "J mako dudes,
l in a tailer.'
A TALK MIHI I' rilli.eur. Vs TBKTII.
Hy Dr. TIKIIIUIM tl, <'nl.rit, ol H|i|irtailUUTt*,
Mouth I nullilla, u Crud in:.' ill Driuiilry (Hui
It is H nul fnot that in Bpilo ot tho
numberless dentists nuil doctors, tooth
uoho is very largely on the increase.
Thousands ol tooth arc extracted annual
ly, which hy n timely care might have
hcen preserved. Not ono man in ten luis
perfect tooth; not ono woman in twonty
Did millers from the lonny had offcotfl
arising fruin this evil. Unfortunately tho
strong white teeth of <>nr grandfathers
caniiol bo handed down to us as a gund
ly heritage Tho strength and durabili
ty of each individuara teeth depi nd in a
lingo nu asuro on tli*- faithful, persistent
clVorts of tho m. fliers towards that ?aid.
Fooling assured t bul no appeals made in
behalf of the little ones will bo made in
vam, I wish now in us simple a manner
as possible Lo call tho attention of inter?
cstcil mothers to a few facts concerning
their children's teeth. A small amount
of know ledge and a vast amount of per
severance oil tho mother's part will save
the little ones much suffering.
In tho first pince, I will t-pcak of the
time of formation. As early as the sev
enth week of foetal ldc, the formation of
tin: temporary belli begins. The growth
is carried on through various stages, un
til at bir'.l. the twenty d?cidons or baby
teeth are all in an advanced condition,
and the germs of twenty-live of the per
manent sci aro in a state of development,
lt is therefore very necessary that all ex
pectant mothers live on such diet as will
furnish n sufllciciit quantity of tooth and
hone forming material. As lime is one
principal olomont of tooth structure, it
is highly important that it be furnished
in abundance. Nature, always ready to
supply her children's needs, is very gen
erous in her supply of thin element, it
appearing in milk, eggs, vcgotables and
fruits, and more especially in the vurioilS
grains. In the fine white Hour, in sugar
and butter, which form the diet of su
many delicate women, not one particle
of lime appears. Graham Hour, oat
meal, cracked wheat and honey, abound
in tooth food. A mother .should thora*
foie die t herself according to practical
common sense rule, and not according
to a capricious appetite, remembering
always that the health and comfort of
another helpless human being is depend
ent solely on her faithfulness in per
forming nature's simple requirement?.
A diet of mill:, eggs, fish, oysters, meat,
with (hallam Hour prepared in tho many
delicious ways, should satisfy any moth
er, while such food will double her own
strength, and prove of iucalculablobene
fit to the unborn child. Limo wah r is
very beneficial at such periods; us il
often relieves tin: indigestion ami heart
burn from which so many sillier, at the
same time refurnishing the much needed
lime-salts directly to the system. lt can
be easily and cheaply mude by putting a
teacup full of unstacked lime in a half
gallon of wider, stir thoroughly, ami
allow it to settle. When this second
water has become ch ar, pour it oil' into
buttles, and it is nady be- use. A table
spoonful in a glass of milk or water
cannot be detected by the hush', and it is
very beneficial to pros] "ctive mothers.
.Mothers shotdd protect themselves from
all skin diseases, such as smallpox, scar
let fever and measles. During this
poriod they invariably render the tc< !ii
of the child grooved or pitted, thus
making them more liable to decay. For
the same reason children should be pro
tected from such diseases until after the
eruption of their teeth.
When about live months old tin: child
begins to cut its teeth, as the phrase
goes. There is no absolute rule as to
the time. Usually the lower teeth pre
ced?' the upper of the .same class, and
generally como in pairs. The order and
timo of eruption may bo soon from the
following table:
Two central incisors, No. 1, between 3
and S mouths.
Two lateral incisors, No. 'J, between 7
and li) months.
Two canines, No. ;i, between 12 ami
Iii mouths.
Firs! molars, No. 4, between lt and
20 months.
Second molars, No. 5, between 'JO and
dd mouths.
Tho child is in possession of all of its
temporary or baby teeth, twenty in
number, by the time it is three year
old. 1 wish just here to impress upon
mothers the. importan co of preserving
these baby teeth until the permanent
tooth appear. A child should never be
allowed to sillier with toothache. Such
sntToring, in almost every instance, may
be directly traced to the ignorance or
neglect ot the mother. In the fust place,
strict cleanliness should be observed.
As soon as the little' tooth appear they
should bo washed tinily, by wrapping a
soft rag around the Huger, and rubbing
them very gently up anti down. As soon
as practicable, usc a ?oft cann l's han
tooth brush. Immediately on the ap
pearance of any decay or spots, a dentist
should bo consulted ami tho child's tooth
should be placed ill his cure. Should
he ho competent and faithful, not ono ol
the baby teeth would bo lost until they
fall out, w hole und sound, according h.
nature's method, to moko room fer tin
larger permanent teeth. lt is not II
dentist's whim nor moro theory thal
many evils aro tho direct result of pre
maturely extracting a child's teeth,
Without them a child cannot properly
masticate its food, and thus iiutigcstie'i,
with its train of discomfiting evils, is tia
ros ult. If the nerve is killed, the uh
sorption of tho root is arrested, and in
(lamination amt gumboils cause the con
timmi annoyance to the child. otto
this dead tooth becomes un (distado il
tho way of a now tooth, causing it U
como out whore it can bcd lind room,
thus spoiling the beauty of tho child':
teeth and face for life. As before stutet
thc permanent tooth uro already formet
und ure quietly waiting in di ile un
stages of development, ut the root of tin
baby teeth, m.biro's time for their up
pearanco. Thus it is that the penna
neut teeth aro vory dependent on tin
cn ro of tho fl rst toot h. Af tor a child i
two and a half years old ho should bi
taken tt> thc dentist twioo a year, so tim
any incipient decay muy bo checked \>i
having tho teeth filled with sumo of th'
many soft materials now so widely used
If the dentist is careful and competent
and tho mother firm and watchful, nit I
double, need lie feared from toothache
not only during childhood, but oven ii
nftor years.
? - .-.>
The cactus is at present tho fushiotiabl
decorative plant.
Wim! lu Maid ol Hu- Living and ul iii?* Dead ol
Un- I'nrty.
(Prom tho Waterbury American )
What remarkably good, patriotic mon,
aro n uumbor of distinguished Dem?
crata now that tiley are dead, and eau
never again lie candidates for the suf
t rages ol' the American pooplo. There
was Seymour in Ide a copperhead who
truckled to niohs; and in death one of
(he kindest beni ted of gentlemen, w ith
a character above reproach, whose fann
i's heritage New York should ever clier
i; h. There was Hancock in life "a
good man weighing 200 pounds," the
tool of designing politicians; in death a
brave, gallant soldior, without fear and
without reproach, honored and respected
by all who knew him. And there above
all was Tilden in life '-old usufruct,"
tho "sage of Cypher alley," whose name
was a synonym for low, disreputable
cunning m orthodox Hopublican politi
cal circles, "who stole the livery of tho
court of Heaven to sorvo tho devil in;"
in death a patriot who, in whatever he
did, acted only ?md purely from un in
tense love of country, never u self
seeker, and whose final deed in leaving
the hulk of his great fortune ter thc
hem-lit <d the people was but thc crown
ing act ol' a career of disinterested pa
triotism. Weean see the historian of
the future, ns he compares what was
said ot tho great leader, living, by his
political opponents, with what they said
of him dead, moralizing for the, benefit
of generations yid unborn on tin- short
sighted habit of lying, so soon to be con
ch inned out of his own mouth.
We can even see the future historian
sitting down to review the first yenr and
a half of Orovor Cleveland's administra
tion, Reside him will bo a great mass of
clippings from Republican papera, con
taining editorials oil him while ho wai;
yet in power. Tiley will discant on the
size of his neel; and any little personal
habit flint may be turned into ridicule.
They will speak of his hypocritical de
sire to appear to e o rv out his pledges to
the civil service roiorilU rs, while in real
ity he wu., prostituting thc public service
t'i carry out the designs of a Ca sar's
ambition for a second term. They will
show the imbecility which has character
ized his State papers, and thc blunders
lie has been guilty ol' ia trying lo pass
himself oil' as a party leader, etc., otc.
Thou the historian will turn to these
sal ie papers wo hope many years ill tho
undiscovered future for editorial com
ments on Cleveland's death. Ile will
lind thi - sam.- period ot' his administra
tion characterized ?is one in w hich an
earnest effort was made to serve the pub
lic faithfully, All through it will bo
noted the conduct of affairs was treated
with unostentatious business common
sense. Honest money was upheld and
national credit strengthened; our rights
abroad were maintained without bluster;
the spoilsmen woro kopi at bay by strong
efforts and the tone of tho puulic service
raised; appointments to ellice were on
the whole exceptionally good.
All that has thus far bi en hinted at was
well .-aid the other day by the poet lau
reate of the Republican party .lohn
Urcoulcaf Whittier. Coming forth from
his retirement to lay a tribute on the
grave of Samuel J, Tilden, who was of
all the ! ). moondie lenders ol' our day tho
most bitterly and unjustly maligned hy
tin- Republican press, Mr. whittier
closes with these words:
"Then let us vow above his bier
To -set our foot on party lies,
And wound no more a living ear
With words that death denies."
Will not those words of one who has
in ver falti n d in devotion to any great
cause or in support of the Republican
party with which he hus hcen identified
nom his birth, strike a responsivo chord
in many hearts? Tin..- is little gained
by indiscriminate abuse of the living.
Th'- publie discounts it and makes up its
own mind about its truth or falsity, lt
accomplishes no good party i nd except
to keep alive feelings of intenso partisan
ship in breasts where in any case they
would never die out.
Why not, then, be fair in criticising
the living? Win n must our criticism bo
followed by eulogy at tho bier?
In II Hunk.
A gentleman greatly interested in col
lecting statistics of crimes and criminals,
nice visited a penitentiary for the pur
pose of questioning the convicts with rc
?ard to their occupations before enti ling
upon a career of crime. Thia was rather
llfilCItlt to edict, owing to the rigid ell
forcomont ol' the rule, forbidding conver
sation wiih the prisoners. Undid, how
ovor, manage to put a question or two to
[)110 lOW bidwi ll convict.
"What was your occupation before
von caine here?" whispered the statistics
man. '
"I was in a bank," was the reply.
"Did you take a clerkship?"
"No, I took a jimmy." Texas Sift
\ diluent' Production,
lt is a curious hud, unknown to the
vast majority of people, that the first silk
li?t waa mudo about fifty years ago; that
like so many other articles which aro
-DIMmon and of every day use, it was of
Chinese origin. The story runs that
French sea captain on the coast of
Ullina, desiring to have his shabby beav
er hat replaced by a now one, took it
ishoro, and as tin y had not the mittori
il, they made him a silk one instead,
rbis, it appears, happened in 1832, and
ie eal ried tho lint to Paris the sanio
year. Here it was immediately copied,
md in a few years became a regular
dy lo.
I'unlahiii0iiu in OM Tint??,
The following brief record ia reprinted
from the Hartford, Conn., Courant, un
1er dato O? i->eptember 7, 17(51:
IfAiirroiii), September 7.
Lost week David Campbell and Alox
inder Pettigrew were indicted before the
Superior Court, sitting in this town, for
hreuliing open and robbing tim house of
Mr. Abiol Abbot, of Windsor, of two
ivatchca, to which indictment they both
plead guilty, and wore sentenced each
if them to receive fifteen stripes, to
l?ate their right oars out off, ana to b?
branded with n capital letter Ii on their
foreheads; which pi mr I me ul -was in
llictcd on them last Friday. Pettigrew
?.i'd so much from tho amputation of his
oar that his lifo wui in danger.
lion Hi? Koitroca I lu \ Hern llii|ic<l i>y llie ll?:
|iiil?llcnn KolllU'laiiM IHHCIIHMIIIK iii? KVPIIIHUI
Ihr l>ny ?I a PaillOIIN ItcMirt.
(Letter to the Ni ur Vorfc Star.)
August !27.-In nuto-bi Hum days tho ne
gro in tho Bouth boro thu same relation j
to financial questions O? tho planter as
do to-tiny tho bonds und stocks ol' tho
Northern man. In those tiny? tho plant- ;
er hypothecated his slaves with tho
banker or colton tactor, as ilio CttSO
might be, for ready money advanced, lt
is true that thc crop returns usually paid :
thc loan, ami thc collah ral was rarely'
sold. When peace wi m declared, thal '
system was forover dead ; bul the med
ucate?l blacks were slow to realizo tho
fact, and the memories of those old days
lingered fresh and painful for manyi
years. Tho carpot-l Niggers who overran
tho Booth with all tin* destruc ti vi noss of
seven-year locusts, wen- quick to note
thc negroes' fears, and equally (?nick t>>
impose upon them. MuhoilO ivnd l i
did not hesitate to have Ile' colored
preachers threaten the nu ndle:s <>i theil'
respective churches with excommunica
tion if they dared vole the Democratic
ticket. During tho last Presidential cam
paign the negroes were told, and actual
ly behoved, that tho election ol' a Domo
oratio President meant their immediate
return to bondage, t'ne separation ol
families, confiscation of their property
uni deprivation and destruction ot' all
that a man, be lu- black or white, hollis <
lear. Hy this rank imposition on their I
credulity tho Republicans, were enabled
to poll nearly thc full negro vob.
President Cleveland, by his manly
sourso, has done much to kill sectional
ism, engender kin dy feelings between
tho Southern Democrats and thou
md weaken the power of th? U< publican
party. The Southern negro is tl close
md shrewd observer. To (pude the lau
oruago of Mr, Valentino, tho Virginia)
sculptor, "he is constantly watching tho
white mau as though to learn hist
To-night the Star correspondent had
Ul interesting conversation with Wal!.er;
Lewis, the le ad wailer nt the Sprili
He came to the Springs i:i dune, bSdll,
?vith Governor Floyd. Ho was ii dave
then, owned hy Judge Nice'!... ol S'ir
orinia. Since that limo li . has sp, ni
ivory Bummer hen-, and hi wi nb rs have
ueou passed in Washington and " Iti
inorc. Lew is is a shrew d, 1 n ohsol \i r
ind ail unusually intelligent lu gro. In
speaking of President < fevcland, ho said:
"Mr. Cleveland is greatly admired by
the Southern negroes, and by his
methods'ms done inn ' to turn them
from the Republicans. His appoint
ment of Matthews in place <d Prod
Douglass and his refusal to withdraw the
nomination, although llO has HOI been
ZOnfirmed, has especially ph asi d US,
Then, too, ho has aided liberally, and
orivon men olficcs when they had no
right tooxpoot them, and lins m >t disturb
.d capable laen in ofilco simply because
they were Republicans. Tho appoint'
mont of Postmaster Pearson, of New
Vork, is an instance, ll is undoubtedly
truo that at tho time of his election maii?
)f the colored people believed tiny
bvould bo returned to slavery, but thej
low recognize that thc statement wa. .
limply a Republican lie, and ii has di
rustetl thom. Mr. cleveland i- almo .
uuvorsally liked, and his com HO since
aking his seat has boon such as to win
nany colored voters to him, My race
loes not say very much, but wu have
'rcquont secret meeting - und discuss tho
lohtical question, and 1 know lie is pop
dar with tho colored people. With tho
ncrcaso of education wo aro becoming
nore independent, and tho timo is not
ar distant win n we will vote as we think
icst, independent ol' party. We aro
vuking ap to thc fact that tho Demo
unts are not mortal enemies, hut that it
s us much to their interests as ?nus thal
vt! should receive educu' on und vote in
eUigontly. In Richmond tho Democrats
my aa much attention to our schools asl
0 tho white schools, and equal ndvan
ages arc being afforded our children to
)btaill education."
"How is Oonoml Lee regarded by tho
jolorcd people
"He is very popular, and if ho should
receive tho Democratic nomination for
Vico-Proeident in 1888 ho would greatly
itrongthon tho tiokot. In fact, Cleve
land and Dee would sweep tho South,
md I havo no doubt that Mr. I... . u!J
run will in the North and Wost. Ile is
1 thorough gentleman and (hushed
scholar, and ii man ol' immense personal
nagnotism, I know the colored people
would bo glad to have him nominated."
In speaking of tia beling of the Mis
lissippl negro toward President ( li vi -
and, Shdo Jieii.dor .1. P. RootllC, of
hickson, said to the Shir Corrospondi ul.
'lt is undoubtedly true that m my State
['resident Cleveland will receive many
logro votes if renominated without any
lorsuasion thoroto. He is very popular
md the administration ifi most heartily
indorsed, <>f OOlirae there are some few
rho believe in tho doctrine that to the
actor bolong tho spoils, hut they are
nostly disappointed ofllco-SOekors, I
ntollfgent Democrats approve or his
?obey as to Fcxlpial Offices, and his rc
usal to turn oompetoiil Republican
ifrloials out raoroly becauso they arc Ro
lUbUeanS has been the mei ns ol' winning
>ver many colored v-idej."
"HOW fy W'O tarltt' question view ed iii
"Thc free tratle feeling is rapidly
growing, and many of our wealthiest
norohantfl favor tho abolition of tho
ariff for rovontlO only, and tho substit i
ion of direct taxation. The V?0M ta1 | il
s lnwt expressed in the language of a
gentleman with whom i was conversing
i short timo ago. Ho said ho hail
?ought a silk dress for his wife at .^i n
'ard, and tho duty on it was over s.l por
ard. A direct income tu\ v.' uld nioet
?ur views."
"Havo you heard any expression of
minion as to tho second place on the
iekct in 18S8?"
'.Tho South would undoubtedly like to
nive either Secretory Lamar or (Jenerd
[JCO nominated. Tho latter gent lem?n [fl
irobably thc moro popular, and would
.?-.T.w^ir:iii?.?m?m\mi iiufin-wwi
cany more weight with tho negroes.
Wlulo wo should Uko representation on
ihr ticket, however, thc South has a
greater ind rest in obliterating every
tooling of sectionalism, anil t<> that onu
I wo nhl probably not argo representation
' on tho ticket ?es strongly ns it otherwise
; would, Tho one great desire of tho
i South, collectively and individually, is to
havo Northern men recognize that wo
1 uro American citizens, and have as great
an interest in tho preservation of tho
Union as they have. Formally years wo
have been most unjustly represented as
barbarians, cady to stab tho Northern
mun in tho hack! For the feeling thoroby
ndcrcd in the North wo have not
aiul du not blame Northern people, for
\*.- recognized that Ihoy formulated their
ideas from tho maliciously falso stato
mi nts nindo with a purpose hy Northern
itepublicaii papers. VVo have remained
quirt, believing that with the increase of
commercial relations and tho mingling ?>f
N'ortln rn and Southern mon this would
bc corrected. This has, in a largo mea
sure, como ti? pass, and tho presentation
<>? Southern questions ina fair, unbiased
manner by tho Star will materially aid
H:-. Ileretcforo wc have not had a New
Vork paper that wo could placo faith in
and look to for just treatment. All that
we a k is that when we are right wo be
defended, and winn wrong rebuked.
Tho World, while read in tho South, is
not generally liked, because o' its sensa
tional and unclean stylo and tho charac
ter of its editor. Tho Herald is regarded
as ii weather vane, ready to point in any
direction. Tho Star is liked for its clean
liness and brigid, fearless discussion ol'
vital public questions."
I ut: A i i io\ vi. ouiomov
Polin? ni Intered! Iteannlitiig On* American
(I 'ro'ii tho Virginia (Nov.) Knterprine.)
in response t<> a communication of in
quiry .ir givo tin. following, compiled
fl in tho most authoritative and reliable
sources. In tho beginning of tho Rovo
m a variety of (lags wore displayed
iu 'ie ri voted colonies. After tho bat
I i. longton tho Connecticut troops
displayed on their standards thc arms ol
tin colony with tho motto: Qui transtuli!
H.-;. -t; and later, by act of tho Pro
vincial Congress, the rogimonts worodis
till , ihi .1 by ila! various colors of their
?I igs. Iii - uncertain what flag, if any,
wn ii .?< ! by tho Americans at tho battle
ol' bunker Hill. The first armed VCSSOlf
..1 hy Washington sailed un
di-r tile ling adopted by tho Provincial
Congr? ss ot Massachusetts ns the one tc
be horno on tho Hag of tho cruisers ol
thal colony "a white Mag with a green
pinetree. The first Republican lla<j
uncurled in tho Southern States-blue,
with :. white crescent in the upper cor
;, i ni xl to tho staff-was designed bj
i William Moultrie, of Charleston
S. C., .i. thu request of the committee o
sat. ty, and was hoisted on tho for tillea
ti i of that city ill September, 177?.
'J he official origin of the "gram
Union" tia' is involved in obscurity. A
the time of it.-, adoption at Combridg
the colonies still acknowledged the lega
ri lil of tho mother COUftry, and there
fore retained tho blondell crosses of St
( leorgo and St. Andrew, changing onl;
I ho Hold of tho old ensign for tho thir
en stripes emblematic of their union
Tho color of the stripes may havo heel
suggested by tho rod Hag of the, anny
ami tho white ling of the navy, previous
l\ in use. Congress resolved, on Jun
fl, ITT'.", "that tho Hag of tho thirteoi
United .Slates he thirteen stars, white i;
a blue Held, representing a now oonstol
lat ion." This is tho lirsi recorded legh
lat ive action for tho adoption of a nation
id ling. The thirteen stars were arron;,
ed in a circle, although no form was pu
i il 1 officially. The Hag thus adopte
ri mumed unchanged lill lT'.H, when, o
motion oi Senator ihmlley, of No
\ i ric, it was resolved that from and afb
May I, IT'.'?, "the Hag of tho Unite
Status bo tlt'teeu stripes, alternate rc
and white, that the uniou be lift ce
shim, whit? ina blue Hold." This wi
i!, ling used in thc war of 1812 M. TL
ucl made n<> provisions for future alten
tiolis, and none wi re modo until 1811
ni though sovornl now States had mein
while been admitted into tho Union.
in ls 10, on tho admission of lu. dam
a committee was appointed "to inqui)
into the expediency of altering the Hag,
A bill was reported on January 2, loll
'?.'..I was Hoi acted on, which einhodk
the suggestions ol Captain Samuel t
Ki id, a distinguished naval offtOOr, wi
recom:..e:.Tu il tho reduction ol* tl
strip. ; to tl 10 original thirteen, and tl
adoption of stars equal tu the number
Stal -. formed into one largo star, and
new star to ho added on the Fourth
July next succeeding tito admission
each m w stat. . On April I, 1818, ab
embodying theso suggestions, with t!
exception of that designating tho ma
nor of arranging thc stars, was approvi
by the President, -?i>d on tho 18th of tl
same mc..'.li tho Hag thus establishi
\ us hoisted ovor tho hall of Iii present
lives ill Washington, although it? lop
existence did not l<0gin until tho folio
ing r'oiotl. of ?I uly.
In 185U, w hen Congress passed a vc
of thanks to Captain Reid, tho design
of tho ilag, it \vafl suggested that t
moile ,.i a. n,e.gi mont of tho stars shoo
bi \ ro?oribod by law, hut the matter w
overlooked. Tho stars in tho unions
tings used in tho war department of t
government are generally arranged
one large star; in tho uaw Hugs they i
invan i ! , Bot in parallel \ines. Tho bl
mdoil of star , when used separately,
called the union jack. The United Sui
n venue Hag, adopted in 1700, oonsi
nf lil perpendicular stripes, altornah
re nnd white, tho union white, with I
nat ii nial arms in dark blue. The uni
used separately constitutes tho roven
union. Tho American yacht flag is li
tho national ling with tho exception
tho union, which is a white foul and
ill a oirclo of 18 stars, in a blue Held.
\ singular C'olnrl<lence<
Said a gentleman to lue yor-torday:
was walking on Tenth street, near
capitol building, this afternoon whei
nu t a bright faced colored man.
0V< i were remarkably clear, and HOI
thing in their sloe-biaek depths made
think what a singular thing a bino o
darkey would bo. Tuon f wendoree
such a pin ..i .m uon could exist, a
strang.) Co say, while I thinking nl>ou
I passed another negro, ono oi wi
oyes, through some trouble orother,
become a genuino blue, lt certainly
a most siidiular coindonce, tako it
around. "-Ht. Paul Pioneer Trees.
Cremation! nt iv rt* La eimim*.
Next month tho Parisians will bc aldo
to burn their dead in lour crematory
furnaces, willoh have just been finished
nt Pero La 0baise. These furnaces wore
begun last November, und have been
hurried on to completion, so that by tho
end of August ut latest those who in
dying express tho wisii to be cremated
cnn bo there rodueod to ashes. There
will be first, second und third class cr?
mation?. Poor und rich will be on a
footing of absolute equality. Tho prico
charged to those who cnn afford for tho
burning of a corpse will bo Inf.-or, say,
12s. Tho furnaces were constructed on
plans by MM. barrett und Formice. A
largo portico is in front of a dome, be
neath which uro placed tho crematory fur
naces. They have the appearance of very
elegant ovens. Three hundred and fifty
thousand francs was tho prico they cost.
They ?re, according to tho Corini system,
in uso in Koine and .Milan. It was found
that the bent of the Siemens furnace was
too intense. Jnstcad of reducing tho
corpse to ashes it subjected lt to
u kind of vitrification. Tho cost, too,
would ho 200f., instead lof., to cro
mato with a Siemens furnace, 'ino
unclaimed bodies ut tho hospitals which
aro not used for anatomical purposes
will he taken to tho crematory at Pero
La Chaise. Sculptors, goldsmiths and
bronze castors aro already busy design
ing urns, of which an assortment in
marble, bronze, gold, silver, zinc or lead
will be kept at an office of tho cremato
ry. The relatives of tin' cremated dead
can buy these vessels, and cause them to
bo removed to family vaults, or to a
building which tho city of Paris is to
erect. There could be no greater boon to
a large city with overcrowded cemeteries
than the furnaces of Pero La Chaise. I
cannot conceive anything moro disre
spectful to tho dead than tho way their
remains are treated hore, even w hen a
first-class burial cnn be provided, if there
is not n family vault in which to place
them, buying a grave is no simple mat
ter. The delays are endless, aud the ap
plication for ono must go through many
bureaus before oflicial consent is given.
TllOU there are other formalities to be
gone through. Meanwhile the corpse, is
in a charnel house, called u provisional
vault, nt a cost of If. a day. Tho re
moval thence to tho grave, which must
ba in masonry Ht tho sides, is a cause of
clangor to the public health.-Paris Dis
patch to thc Loudon Daily News.
..I I. I...Ill I .? lilli lill
JOHN Ci 11 ASK BM.., N. 1!. DIAL.
Columbia, S. C. Lauren?, S. (J.
A T T O lt N E V S A T L A W,
J. T. JOHN SON . W. lt K1C1IKY.
Omet-Fleming's Corner, Northwest,
side of Public Square.
L, IUHKNS C. H., S. C.
Office over W. II. Garrott's Stoic.
Abbeville Laurens.
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A T T O lt N E Y S AT LA W,
A T T O It N E V S A T L A W,
C. ll., s. c.
BttfT Oflico over store of W. L. ROYD.
Dr. W. H. BALL,
Office days-Mondays and Tuesdnys.
My buying your Drugs and Medicine*.
Fine Colognes, Paper and Lnvoh~>{ os,
Memorandum book?, Pace Powdors,
Tooth Powders, Hair Inrushes, Sbnv
lng Drushos, Whisk Ik'-ushcs, Plucking
BrushOS, Blacking. Toilet and Laun
dry Soaps, Tea, Spice, Tupper, Ginger,
Lumps mu? Lanterns, Cigars, Tobacco'
und Snuff, Diamond Dyes, and oti.<*r
ficticios too mimerons to mention nt
Also, Pino Wincsfnnd Liquors, tor
medical purposes.
No trouble to showjgoods. i
R. b\ POSLY;&,BRO., *
Laurens C. IL, S. U?
Augnst 5, 1885.
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